Civil Code § 1369.570 - Stipulated Agreement To Pursue Alternative Dispute Resolution After Commencement Of Enforcement Action.
(a) After an enforcement action is commenced, on written stipulation of the parties, the matter may be referred to alternative dispute resolution. The referred action is stayed. During the stay, the action is not subject to the rules implementing subdivision (c) of Section 68603 of the Government Code.
(b) The costs of the alternative dispute resolution shall be borne by the parties.